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12-11-2011, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Selanne138 View Post
Not an option, Kariya does not deserve to be recognized at all. One, he would get booed so loudly it would be pretty embarrassing. And two, he left the team on terrible terms, saying he would take a paycut and comeback for less to help get the missing piece for a cup run in 03-04, there are still a lot of fans that wont forgive that. In the long run it was great though, franchise was better off without Kariya floating on average teams.
In hindsight, it really was good for the team. An Anaheim team, with Paul Kariya signed long-term to an expensive contract is likely an Anaheim team that doesn't win the Cup in '07.

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